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January 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM

Don't write off Sox prospect Linares

Boston Red Sox outfield prospect Juan Carlos Linares is already 26 and he’s played in only 13 games at the Double-A level. Does that mean fans should write him off as a potential major league contributor? Not necessarily. 

A stocky, Kirby Puckett-esque center fielder with decent speed and gap power, Linares came up through the amateur ranks in Cuba with players such as Kendry Morales and then spent three seasons playing for La Habana in the Cuban League from 2007 to 2009. During the 2009 season, he hit .325 BA/.430 OBP/.588 SLG, leading his club to the league title.